HIRATA Corporation is principally engaged in the manufacture and sale of various manufacturing line systems, industrial robot and logistic equipment. The Automobile-related Manufacturing Equipment segment mainly provides automated assembly lines of various automobile parts, such as engines, transmissions and other in-vehicle electronic parts. The Semiconductor-related Manufacturing Equipment segment provides silicon wafer transfer equipment used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, as well as the manufacturing equipment for flat panel displays (FPDs). The Home Appliance-related and Other Manufacturing Equipment segment provides manufacturing equipment for a range of home appliances, as well as logistics-related equipment including stockers and transportation equipment, and tire-related manufacturing equipment. As of March 31, 2013, the Company had 12 consolidated subsidiaries.